You're a star, now show your stuff! Perform your Broadway or classical solo on stage at the beautiful Auer Performance Hall on PFW's campus accompanied by one of the city's finest pianists, Melissa Baughman. Should you be selected as a finalist, you will compete in the Finals Concert, a semi-formal event where you show off two selections!
Our panel of judges are voice faculty at the collegiate level or stage professionals. You can count on constructive critiques, as well as a Master Class with each of our esteemed judges!
Registration for 2023 Coming Soon! Check back here frequently for more information. Registration is limited. Your $50 registration fee includes your accompanist, access to the Master Class and Finals concert, and a T-shirt and commemorative photo of your moment on stage!
2020 Vocal Classic Finalists
It's a LIVE, IN-PERSON event showcasing incoming and outgoing high school students, on the stage of the historic Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN!
Any student entering grade 9 through just graduated 2021 seniors!
We recommend songs from the musical theatre canon, as well as classical songs.
You should prepare two pieces to be performed from memory.
(Example: Students could choose 2 art songs, or one aria and one musical theatre selection, or 2 musical theatre selections.)
We provide the accompanist! All performances will be accompanied by our pianist extraordinaire, Melissa Baughman. You will need to send her your music once you register (but we will send you all of this with your confirmation after you get signed up!)
Great question! A Master Class is kind of like watching someone else's voice lesson. Our judges will choose a singer they want to work with, and the group will watch as they offer suggestions and ideas. There is a LOT to be learned from these folks, and you'll be surprised how much you will get out of this experience!
The morning is our Preliminary Round. Every contestant will sing ONE of their songs. You will receive feedback form each judge about your performance.
At the conclusion of the Master Class in the afternoon, we will announce our Top Finalists who will be singing again in the Finals Concert. This will take place at the Embassy at 7:30, after a dinner break. During this concert, each Finalist will sing BOTH of their selections. If you are not chosen as a Finalist, your registration includes a ticket to the Finals concert so you can see the whole day!
Registration is $50 (plus a small processing fee.) This covers your accompanist, a T-shirt, a professional photograph of YOU singing on the Embassy stage, the Master Class, and your entrance to the Finals Concert!
ABSOLUTELY! We are excited to showcase the young talent here in northeast Indiana, and we want everyone to be able to hear it! Tickets will be available at the Embassy the day of the competition!
You will be performing for judges and an audience, and on a professional theatre stage, so dress accordingly!
The Finals round will require semi-formal attire. Suits or ties, or semi-formal or formal dresses are appropriate. This is a cool opportunity- let's get fancy!